The State of Sound


Aëdle : Noblesse Française

They were certainly audacious. It was a bold move to throw themselves into the headphones market, which has grown considerably but is still completely saturated with hundreds of brands and hundreds … Continue reading

06/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Focal Aria 900 : Environmentally Conscious Innovation!

Environmentally friendly speakers? That qualifier is a bit hard to justify given the number of non-recyclable components contained in a speaker. However, Focal’s new Aria 900 speaker series shows that … Continue reading

06/09/2013 · Leave a comment


Welcome to The State of Sound, the English version of the French blog La république du son, a blog that is dedicated to the topic of French hifi. The blog’s … Continue reading

04/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Easy on the Ears

A few minutes in the public transport system allow even the least observant of souls to visually confirm the trend: full-size headphones are flourishing on people’s heads. Although they offer … Continue reading

28/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The Next Best Sound to Silence

I remember the tall man who delivered the hi-fi system to my parents; it was the 70’s and we lived in a small town in southern Burgundy. I remember how … Continue reading

25/03/2013 · Leave a comment

French Manufacturers

Caution : This list in no way seeks to rank manufacturers by quality. The presence of a manufacturer does not mean that I believe that their products are of better or … Continue reading

24/03/2013 · Leave a comment